Today, we arrive at a biggie. #5 of the Greatest Video Game of All Time! We’ve traveled many months to get to the Top 5 and we have finally arrived! Will there be any similarities? Will they all be different? What game company is going to be the most loved? You’ll just have to read on! If you missed the others on our countdown, please check them out: #25,#24,#23,#22,#21,#20, #19, #18, #17, #16, #15, #14, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9, #8, #7 and #6.
#5 Greatest Video Game of All Time
Kai – Civilization II – One of the first games I really got into, Civilization II is an epic game spanning all of human history. I haven’t played every iteration of the series, but I played 2, 4, and 5 heavily. I love them all, but have the fondest memories of Civilization II.
Civilization II was similar to SimCity 2000 in its massive impact on the computer gaming world. I distinctly remember during 4th grade YMCA summer camp reading the strategy guide and making an ordered list of all 90 technologies. My cousin and I would play it every summer (along with the related game Colonization), conquering continent after continent.
It played like an epic game of Risk, starting in 4000 BC and ending with humans headed to Alpha Centauri (or total nuclear war). You built cities, controlled armies, researched technology, and constructed wonders, all to prove that your civilization was the greatest. I’d recommend any of the versions of Civilization if you haven’t tried any, but if you’re looking to jump into world conquest right away, Civilization 5 is probably your best bet. Just don’t blame me when you can’t stop playing one more turn.